Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mount Everest avalanche kills 4, evacuates 86

Avalanche on Mount Everest has claimed lives of at least four people, Xinhua reported.

Avalanche hit four Australian tourists, accompanied by six Tibetans. Fatalities include three local porters and a 60-year-old Australian man.

A tour group was organized by the Tibet Longda International Travel Agency.

On Monday, rescuers evacuated 86 tourists stranded by heavy snow from a base camp on Mount Everest.

Everest base camp avalanche in May 2013 killed a climber.

1996 Mount Everest avalanche claimed lives of eight people. Reports have shown that over 200 people have died trying to climb Mount Everest till now.

Mount Everest is the Earth's highest mountain located in Nepal at 8,848 metres above sea level. The official Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Qomolangma.

Original post: Natural Disasters List October 16, 2013